Last week I shared with you that we were purchasing school supplies for kids that recently lost everything in recent wildfires. At that time we knew 209 homes had been lost. The number is now closer to 400. In just one county! It is heartbreaking!
I don't know if you know much about Oklahoman's but, when there is a disaster, we pull through and get things done for each other. Because so many students lost everything in the fire, Mannford Public Schools got the word out that supplies were needed. People from all over the state started fulfilling these needs.
A dear friend of mine got her youth group involved and started a donation drive at the church we grew up in. The local fire department also got involved and by the time both of these wonderful groups were done not only did they have school supplies to donate, they also had a single wide trailer that was halfway furnished! Isn't that amazing! Some family is going to be truly blessed by the generosity of just a few people coming together.
That is what is also great about #Champions4Kids! They encourage YOU to be just ONE of millions! Letting you know that your single donation goes so much further than you think is amazing. I know we often feel like if we can only donate one can of soup we are not doing much. But we are! That one can of soup can turn into a weeks worth of meals for a family. Plus, when paired with others donations, you have helped stock a families kitchen with food so they don't go hungry. Never think your donation is too small, no donation is EVER too small to #BagItForward.
As with soup, just one pack of crayons or one bottle of glue can change the world of a child in need. Reports were flooding in last night of how happy the children were to get a backpack full of school supplies, because so many people came together to help this was possible.
This is part of my donation. You can see more donation pictures and follow me as I shop for my donations in my Google+ story.
Not only was I able to help the kids of Mannford, I also donated to two girls in my class at church. I did not want them to feel singled out so I made little gift packs with just a few supplies to help get them started.
I included crayons, Elmer's Glue Sticks, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, and a pencil bag.
I also decorated the bag with Glitter and of course Elmer's Glue, and included a little tag.
The girls loved the packs and are SO excited to start school.
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